Bad Month for Writing
Oh, no! It’s time for the 5 Year Project monthly update.
Sadly, I’ve not achieved much over the past two months, from the point of view of writing. Family and life events have taken all my attention.
Firstly, in August I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine. A week later was the wedding of my middle daughter, which was lovely and exhausting. And the following week, my oldest daughter had her first baby – my first grandchild.
My little grandchild did not have an easy start to life. Breech position, and born by caesarian section, she slept all day and cried all night. Meanwhile, her mum had a prolonged stay in hospital because the baby wouldn’t feed properly.
Anyway, this month I’ve rented a flat (or an apartment, for my American friends!) in Manchester to be near to my daughter and her new baby. That took a lot of energy – viewing places, being let down by the first landlord, viewing more places, and finally moving in after spending a week living in B&Bs with my car loaded full of possessions.
I’m settled now, and plan to get down to some serious writing in October. First, of course, I’ve decided to procrastinate a little longer by booking a few days holiday on the Isle of Arran.
Writing Goals for October
- Complete the final draft of my sci-fi novel, The Quantum Contract, using feedback from my excellent beta readers.
- Find an editor for the manuscript. I usually use Danielle Wrate for proof reading, but the text will need copyediting first. Should I use the same editor? Or find someone different. Decisions, decisions…
Hope all my writing friends have had a more productive month. I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you’ve been up to.
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